09 May Community Foundation to add two trade specific scholarships
The McPherson County Community Foundation, in partnership with Tom & Liz Pyle and PYLE LAW, is proud to announce the addition of two trade-based scholarships. The scholarships are currently taking applications with the final submission deadline being July 15, 2022.
The Edwin T. Pyle Scholarship was founded in memory of Tom’s paternal grandfather, Edwin T. Pyle, a former local business owner and entrepreneur. The $1,000 dollar scholarship will be awarded to a student who graduated from a McPherson County high school and is pursuing a secondary education at a trade/vocational school.
The Max L. Starkey Scholarship was founded in memory of Tom’s maternal grandfather, Max L. Starkey, a former mechanic and NCRA employee. The $1,000 dollar scholarship will be awarded to a student who graduated from McPherson High School and is pursuing a secondary education at a trade/vocational school.
The addition of these two scholarships adds to the list of alternative option scholarships in McPherson County. According to McPherson County Community Foundation President and CEO Becky Goss these types of scholarships are more likely to benefit the community in the future. “When you think of the available jobs in our [McPherson] county, it makes more sense for those who want to stay to seek out a vocational education.” Goss said.
When questioned about the scholarships, Tom Pyle said that “Our community, our state, and our country need more tradesmen and women. I can’t think of a better way to help local students pursue the trades and at the same time honor my two grandfathers.”
“My Granddad Max taught me the value of honest work and if something was worth doing, it was worth doing right. He was a perfectionist. My Grandpa Ed taught me the value of hard work and humility. We are proud to sponsor a scholarship in their names.”
A special link to the applications can be found on the McPherson County Community Foundations website under the applications tab. Since the scholarships are a late addition, they will be filled out via a Google Form.
A link to the scholarships can also be found at the PYLE LAW website and at the following links: https://www.pylelaw.legal/max-l-starkey-college-scholarship/ and https://www.pylelaw.legal/edwin-t-pyle-scholarship/
Eligible students should be encouraged to apply for both, though they are only allowed to receive one.
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